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Your Ultimate Guide To The 2018 NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final At ANZ Stadium On Sunday

  • NRL Grand Final Day celebrations begin at 11am on Sunday with a host of fan and family-friendly activities in Sydney Olympic Park;
  • Sunday marks 20 NRL Grand Finals at Stadium Australia (Stadium Australia) with Roosters and Storm facing off for first time in a premiership decider;
  • Some tickets still available for the game here
  • Return travel on ALL public transport included in tickets;
  • Arrive early to make the most of a massive day and allow additional time for security screening. 


Julian Keith

THIS Sunday the two most dominant NRL clubs this century will face off for the first time ever in a Grand Final at Stadium Australia and it’s set to be a celebration like no other.

The Sydney Roosters and Melbourne Storm have appeared in 15 of the last 20 premiership deciders at Stadium Australia (Stadium Australia) but the 2018 NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final will be the first time they compete for the honour of lifting the Provan-Summons Trophy.

2018 will see Stadium Australia host its 20th NRL Grand Final and we’re encouraging everyone to come out early to Sydney Olympic Park and celebrate with a monster day of activities. 

The Precinct will come alive once again with a host of family-friendly activities for everyone to enjoy before gates open. 

Grand Final Day will start in the Stadium with the historic first NRL Holden Women’s Premiership Grand Final with the Sydney Roosters facing the Brisbane Broncos.

Another Sydney club will feature in the 2018 Intrust Super State Championship Grand Final, with Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs playing Redcliffe Dolphins.

With a big day and a cracking atmosphere on the way, here is everything you need to make sure you have an unforgettable night.


  • 11:00am: Huge precinct celebration begins in Sydney Olympic Park;
  • 1:15pm: Gates Open;
  • 1:35pm: Inaugural NRL Holden Women’s Premiership Grand Final: Sydney Roosters v Brisbane Broncos;
  • 3:40pm: 2018 Intrust Super State Championship Grand Final: Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs v Redcliffe Dolphins;
  • 6:30pm: Entertainment, featuring Gang of Youths, commences inside Stadium Australia;
  • 7:20pm: 2018 NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final Sydney: Sydney Roosters v Melbourne Storm.


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From 11am on Sunday fans are invited to Sydney Olympic Park for a celebration of food, drink, entertainment and all things rugby leage. 

Fans can hit the entertainment area in Cathy Freeman Park with a marquee and bar, live entertainment and a host of activity spaces for the whole family. 

Hungry? Olympic Boulevard will be transformed into a “Boulevard of Bites” on Saturday as a number of internationally themed street food pop-up stalls take over the area. 

Plus, more than 20 static cafes, bars and restaurants will be open both before AND after the game in Sydney Olympic Park which will have you covered for a feed any time of day. Check the full list here.

Directly outside Stadium Australia’s Gate C will be a host of fan activations to get you warmed up before you head inside.


Cheering on your team in the NRL Grand Final can be hungry work, so why not refuel with some of our new food items available at the Stadium on Sunday? 

Head here to see a list of food items and locations


Fans are strongly encouraged to arrive early to enjoy a full day of activities and beat the late afternoon rush ahead of the game.

Where possible, leave the car at home and take advantage of the return travel on ALL public transport (trains, buses, ferries & light rail) included in your tickets to the game. 

Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses are running for the game and will begin between 11:50am and 12:30pm, depending on the route. 

Additional direct train services will be running regularly to Olympic Park Station from both eastern and western Sydney beginning at around 1pm.

To plan your trip, head to the Transport for NSW Event Page here

Best plan is to leave the car at home, but if you must drive it is vital you pre-book your parking spot here.


No rain for Sunday says the Bureau with an overcast day and a top of 19C on the cards.


Public safety is our No.1 priority at Stadium Australia.

The Stadium works closely with NSW Police and other authorities to ensure everyone’s safety at all events.

A high NSW Police and Security presence will be in place for the NRL Grand Final, both inside Stadium Australia and throughout the Sydney Olympic Park precinct before, during and after the event.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early and leave additional time for the security screening process when entering the Stadium. This process will include mandatory bag searches and personal checks.

Only small bags (no larger than 30cm x 40cm) are permitted into Stadium Australia for events, and all bags will be checked by security. Fans should arrive without bags if possible.

See something/Say something: Please report any unusual or suspicious behaviour or unattended items to Customer Service staff, Police or Security.

Thank you for helping us provide a safe environment for this great event.

Enjoy the game!

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